The Miami Marlins lost to the Cleveland Indians, 6-2 on Wednesday afternoon. There was also four games worth of action in the minor leagues.
With the Miami Marlins loss to the Tribe today, they sit at 7-17, on pace for a 47-115 season. With that kind of futility possible in their near-future, we take a look past 2019 into next season and beyond.
In transactional news, RHP Edward Cabrera was activated off the seven-day injured list for the Jupiter Hammerheads. This season, he’s 1-1 with a 3.48 ERA, and has allowed only six hits in 10 1/3 innings of work. He’s walked six and struck out 12.
New Orleans Baby Cakes 11, Round Rock Express 8
Triple-A Pacific Coast League
The Baby Cakes (11-8) spotted Round Rock (11-8) a 7-0 seventh inning lead before their bats woke up on Wednesday, with 5,130 in the house at Dell Diamond.
Gabriel Guerrero cut the lead to four with a three-run homer into right-center to get things going. In the eighth, JT Riddle added a sacrifice fly and Harold Ramirez hit a three-run shot to tie the game at seven. A deep shot by Monte Harrison gave New Orleans a one-run lead, but R.J. Alvarez surrendered a ninth-inning homer to set up extra frames. Austin Dean ended it with a three-run homer in the 10th.
No Cakes pitcher ended the game unscathed, as each of the four was tagged for at least a run. Alvarez only gave up the one hit, and struck out three to earn the victory.
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 11, Biloxi Shuckers 6
Double-A Southern League
Jacksonville (6-14) topped the Shuckers (11-9) with 2,005 in attendance at MGM Park by an 11-6 final score.
Jumbo Shrimp starter Jordan Yamamoto started and had surrendered four runs after just two innings. He lasted five in total, and earned his first victory of the season behind a solid offensive display.
Corey Bird, Justin Twine, Joe Dunand, Bryson Brigman, and John Silviano all collected two hits in the contest. Trailing 4-0 entering the fourth, Twine opened the scoring with an RBI-single. Dunand, Brigman, and Anfernee Seymour added RBI-singles, and Silviano had a two-run double in the frame to take over, 6-4. Silviano added an RBI-single in the fifth.
The Shrimp added a four-spot in the sixth on RBI-singles from Bird, Twine, and Brigman, along with a sacrifice fly from Dunand.
Jupiter Hammerheads 1, Palm Beach Cardinals 2, 10 Innings
Advanced-A Florida State League
Edward Cabrera started for the Hammerheads (7-12) and pitched five scoreless three-hit innings, striking out six Cardinals (15-5) on Wednesday.
With 1,492 in attendance at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, Jupiter managed to open the scoring in the sixth inning on James Nelson‘s third home run of the season, a solo shot. It was all the scoring the Sharks totaled on the day.
Palm Beach tied it in the seventh, then in the ninth, Rayder Ascanio singled Zach Kirtley home with the game-winner off Colton Hock (1-1, 1.00). Hock walked three over 1 1/3 innings, and this was the first run he has allowed all season. Victor Victor Mesa collected a pair of singles to lead the Hammerheads offense, who other than Mesa and Nelson managed only two other hits, by Gunner Schubert and Michael Hernandez.
Clinton LumberKings 0, Beloit Snappers 2
Single-A Midwest League
Clinton (10-8) managed only a pair of base hits in a 2-0 loss to the Snappers (8-10) with 704 on hand at Ashford University Field.
George Soriano took the loss despite a solid Quality Start. He gave up both of the runs scored in the game, but only allowed two hits and one walk while striking out five in 6 1/3 innings. Nathan Alexander and Tyler Mitzel each struck out a pair in relief.
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2:00 – The Quad Cities Bandits (10-8) open a set against the LumberKings. Peyton Culbertson (0-0, 4.05) will start.
6:30 – Jupiter will play host to the visiting Dunedin Blue Jays (11-8).
7:05 – Cody Poteet (1-2, 5.06) takes the hill versus the visiting Tennessee Smokies (10-8).
8:05 – The Express will play the Cakes in game two of their five-game series.
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